Please read my post.I said nothing about back ordering a steering column!!!
Ford has a problem with a few focus steering rack/sensor interface assemblies. It took awhile for them to find the problem,assess it,then find the fix.If you conspiracy theorists out there want to make a big deal,go for it.Ford is a huge company and like the government sometimes moves slowly.They went out of the way to find and fix the problem and are now in the process of ordering parts required for the fix.The missive they gave me about the problem is no secret,I just have no way to scan it into my computer.
End of story.
If anything worthwhile pops up I will post.